Self-disgust mediates the relationship between dysfunctional cognitions and depressive symptomatology.

@article{Overton2008SelfdisgustMT,
  title={Self-disgust mediates the relationship between dysfunctional cognitions and depressive symptomatology.},
  author={Paul G. Overton and F E Markland and Hugh Taggart and G L Bagshaw and Jane Simpson},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={379-85}
}
Disgust has been linked to several psychopathologies, although a role in depression has been questioned. However, it has recently been proposed that rather than general disgust sensitivity, disgust directed toward the self (self-disgust) may influence the development of depression, providing a causal link between dysfunctional cognitions and depressive symptomatology. This possibility was examined by developing a scale to measure self-disgust (the Self-Disgust Scale; SDS) and then using… CONTINUE READING